The Voice of Rural Health!TM

MISSION 
MRHA is a non-profit, membership organization missioned to strengthen the health, health care and well-being of rural Minnesotans through leadership, advocacy, education and collaboration.

VISION
MRHA is the leading coordinating and advocacy organization for strengthening health and health care for rural Minnesotans.


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Rural Health Advocacy Certificate Program (July 2016-February 2017) REGISTER NOW!
Tired of being frustrated with policies that hurt your organization and those you serve? Everything from reimbursement policies, to overwhelming mandates, paperwork and bureaucracy snarl our world and that of patients and clients.  Want to do something NOW to make a positive difference?  Then register for this dynamic eight-month program that will equip you for effective rural health advocacy with policy makers in St. Paul and Washington, D.C.  Learn from public policy experts, legislators and seasoned advocacy professionals.  Develop and present your own stories - effectively, in a manner that gets attention and action!

  • In The Beginning: Understanding Public Policy, People and Systems
  • Telling Stories:  Crafting Your Messages for Public Policy Impact
  • Taking It To The Streets:  Sharing Your Story One-On-One
  • Be Prepared:  Practicing Your Pitch
  • Resiliency: Bouncing Back from Adversity
  • Refining The Process:  Making The Impact
  • Practicum: Day On The Hill (taking your story to legislators, staff)
  • Debriefing: Wins/Losses/Draws - What Went Well/Not So Well?
  • Celebrating Success - Certificate of Completion

The cost is only $1,000, and this first course is limited to the first 20 registrants.  Learn how to be an effective rural health advocate, and make a positive difference in policies that impact our world!  To register, simply email steve@mnruralhealth.org


MN Rural Health Conference Registration
June 20-21, 2016 at the Duluth Events and Convention Center (DECC) Click here to register.

The 2016 Minnesota Rural Health Conference, “Cultivating Resilient Communities,” is coming up June 20-21, 2016 at the DECC in Duluth, Minnesota. The conference is hosted by Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, the Minnesota Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Resource Center. Over 600 health care professionals, educators, state health representatives, policy makers and students will gather for this two-day event to discover the creative ways in which our communities are meeting the challenges of an ever-changing health care system. This year’s conference will include sessions on health equity, workforce, technology, value-based models, and community partnerships.

Read the full press release here: https://www.ruralcenter.org/news/2016-minnesota-rural-health-conference

Visit the conference website here: https://minnesotaruralhealthconference.org/

  • MRHA Rural Health Policy Forum - June 20 Click here for conference brochure and more information
  • MRHA Student Chapter Dinner-Mixer and MRHA-Stratis Health Emerging Rural Health Leader Award - June 20 Click here
  • MRHA Rural Health Advocacy Certificate Program - Starts in July Click here

Check your Pulse! - Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for May 2016: Click here


 

We need you on the team! Become an MRHA member:
Fill out the official MRHA Membership form (Downloadable PDF) and return it with your membership fee to:

  Minnesota Rural Health Association
  Membership
  P.O. Box 421
  Waite Park, MN 56387


MRHA Rural Health Report to the Minnesota Legislature:
The State of Minnesota Rural Health 2015 (Downloadable PDF)

MRHA 2015 Legislation Summary:
MRHA - 2015 Legislation Summary (Downloadable PDF)

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